5 Tips for a Last Minute Trip: Prague
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Prague is definitely one of those cities that you have to visit at least once in your life. Divided into two parts by the Vltava river, the city has always drawn the interest of tourists for the beauty of the different architectural styles and the magnificence of its monuments. Some even consider it a real-life open museum. The castle on the hill overlooking the city creates a fairy-tale atmosphere and it only takes one stroll through the streets of the old town to make you feel like you’ve gone back in time. It really is no wonder why countless artists from all over the world have used Prague as a point of reference in their work. The weather can be somewhat discomforting however, with temperatures dropping to several degrees below zero in the winter months. But that’s why we have the perfect solution for you! Besides a mild chill, there are various fantastic events that you can partake in this very month on a Last Minute Trip.
Cheers, or should we say, na zdraví!
There really isn’t a better time to visit the Czech capital than on the 28th of October, the national Independence day. Starting off in 1918, this day is celebrated annually after the establishment of Czechoslovakia, and subsequently the Czech Republic. During this day you won’t be able to escape the festive air lurking around in every single corner of the city. Visit the Prague Castle and enjoy the entertainment, appetizers and good beer in the comradeship of the locales.
If you consider yourself a jazz fanatic, or you’re simply curious to see why this event is one of the oldest and biggest music events in Europe, don’t miss out on the Prague International Jazz Festival. Running until the 5th of November, every evening a jazz musician performs on stage of the prestigious Reduta Jazz Club, voted one of the ten best jazz clubs in Europe. If you’re looking for an alternative evening, this is a unique occasion that is sure to blow your top!
One of a kind finds
While everyone might know about the famous Marché aux Puces in Paris, it’s actually Prague that hosts the largest flea market in the world. After a short 20-minute metro ride from the city centre, hundreds of stalls await you in an expansive shopping Walhalla. Prepare to find unique pieces of art and antiques, vintage clothes and other interesting items, which can make great gift ideas or serve as souvenirs of your amazing time in the city. As the market is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 7am up to 1pm, remember to schedule your alarm beforehand!
All Hollow’s Eve, Czech style
Although London can certainly be considered the best place in Europe to spend the night of the dead, why not take your celebrations to the next level. With its Gothic architecture and the alluring atmosphere of a medieval city out of time, Prague is perfect for a Halloween night full of chills. Strolling around the city centre surrounded by ghosts and monsters of all kinds might just make you a tad frightened. The major attractions we recommend to visit on this ghoulish day are the old Jewish cemetery, the torture museum and the Charles Bridge, where the statues come to life!
An autumnal postcard perfection
If you are unsure of where to take that perfect Instagram picture, we suggest heading to the Petrín Hill Observation Tower. Located near the Prague Castle, this is certainly the best place to take a gorgeous panorama of the city with the autumn leaves achieving the sublime décor. The only thing you need to take with you is your cell phone or camera and something hot to sip while admiring the city in all of its glorious beauty.